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Warrnambool Cattle Report

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Report Date: 10th Aug 2022

Total Yarding: 266

Cattle numbers decreased this week to a total of 266 head being sold. It was an overall stronger sale as most of the regular buyers were present and operated in a very mixed yarding. The majority of the market being dairy bred and there was a limited selection of beef grown and younger cattle. Heavy dairy cows lifted in demand to be 10c dearer, with the leaner medium weight dairy cows from 10c to 23c/kg higher. The small portion of good quality younger cattle were 5c to 20c stronger and the grown cattle also sold to a dearer trend of 10c to 20c/kg. The smaller number of heavy beef cows offered sold firm averaging 360c/kg. Dairy bulls were slightly easier and beef bulls sold close to equal reaching 346c/kg.

Plainer yearling steers made from 200c to 380c with restockers paying to 510c/kg. Heavy yearling heifers sold from 340c to 380c and the good quality well bred heifers suiting both feeders and processors made from 400c to 490c/kg. The limited supply of grown steers to processors sold from 360c to 400c as the feeders paid from mostly from 474c to 500c/kg.

Grown heifers going onto feed sold from 380c to 490c and to processors 354c/kg. Friesian manufacturing steers with cover made from 340c to 352c/kg. Heavy beef cows sold from 330c to 372c/kg. Lean to light cows sold to restockers for 380c/kg which reached last weeks top cow price. The heavy dairy bred cows sold from 304c to 340c, leaner and medium weight dairy cows made from 242c to 298c and the light cows sold from 146c to 214c/kg. Dairy bulls made from 252c to 298c and beef bulls with weight made from 324c to 346c/kg.

Market Reporter, Tim Delany.